Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander is Stylist’s sub-editor. She prides herself on her ability to spell big words, her vinyl collection and her photographic memory for every outfit Rihanna has ever worn.

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Fashion

“I resurrected 2009’s biggest fashion trends for 2019 – and this is what I learned”

The past decade wasn’t all velour tracksuits and low-rise jeans

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Travel

Think Majorca is just a party island? You’re sorely mistaken

Stylist’s Meena Alexander had Majorca pinned firmly to the party island board, but one restorative weekend in Palma’s old town changed all that.

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Books

“How Roald Dahl’s Matilda taught me everything I know about friendship”

It all started with a newt…

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People

You Heard It Here First: Rosie Lowe on music, meditation and the importance of a warm greeting

The Devon-born singer was nothing short of a child prodigy

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“Why Notting Hill Carnival embodies what it means to be black and British”

For black women, carnival is a time to be loud and proud in a society that so often shames us for it, says Meena Alexander.

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People

These news anchors have responded to hate mail in the very best way

The trolls never stood a chance

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Opinion

“The glaring problem with Caroline Lucas’ all-female Brexit cabinet”

“If this is feminism, I don’t want it.”

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Books

The black women writers you should have on your radar

This week we lost a literary titan, but Toni Morrison paved the way for a new generation of brilliant women

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Books

The Toni Morrison novels everyone should read, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved

She won a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize for a reason, friends

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Camila Cabello has called out body-shaming on Instagram
People

Camila Cabello has nailed the real danger of body-shaming

“Not today, Satan”

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Destiny’s Child: the original line-up behind The Writing’s On The Wall
People

The untouchable legacy of Destiny’s Child album The Writing’s On The Wall

Remember baby Beyoncé?

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Every song on Ed Sheeran’s star-studded new album, ranked

So you can go straight for the bops

US congresswoman Ilhan Omar speaks at the Capitol in Washington
Opinion

“What we can learn from Fox News’ attack on US congresswoman Ilhan Omar”

In Trump’s America, becoming the first Muslim congresswoman was an act of bravery

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Love Island contestant Amy Hart
Life

“We never thought we’d be taking break-up lessons from Love Island, but here we are”

Amy Hart handled heartbreak like a hero

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Amal Clooney
People

Amal Clooney has stepped up to defend a woman being silenced by her president

Amal Clooney’s latest human rights case will undoubtedly prove critical in the fight against fake news

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Gentleman Jack: Suranne Jones as Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker
Life

Gentleman Jack recap: the season finale leaves a warm glow

We'll miss seeing Suranne Jones every Sunday

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Life

“There’s a very good reason we all had such a visceral reaction to Love Island last night”

Are you as mad as we are?

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Travel

The out-of-office checklist: a guide to actually relaxing on holiday

Because switching off is easier said than done

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Sinister app that undresses women reminds us who ‘deepfakes’ were designed to target

We are living in a dystopia, people

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People

Why Rihanna is exactly the kind of influencer the world needs right now

There’s power in her words, and she’s using it for good

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